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Old 04-11-2010, 01:48 AM   #33631
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Dirt bagz on happy trails SU rack

I preparation for a longer trip I mounted a happy trails SU rack. No big deal there, but I lost the ability to mount my dirt bagz. I have pelicans on order, but still to zip around town, for shopping and daily stuff, I love the dirtbagz (beginning with the fact that they are top loading ...)

Fast forward to a few washers, bolts and some drilling later.
Available from any hardware store, these will get right into the sleeves of the dirtbagz:


You will also need the ability to attach the carabiners of the bags, I sure forgot what these clips are called but they do just fine (mounting hardware explained below):


If you follow the happy trails instructions on mounting the racks, the upper screws for the foot pegs are very short. Using the screws the OEM tail rack was mounted with, will give you enough space for the clips (That picture is taken with the screw supplied WITH the happy trails rack, I talk about the screw that was there before):

I used an M8 stainless steel washer to apply more pressure.

Final product:
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Old 04-11-2010, 07:08 AM   #33632
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Hi all

Just a heads-up on my consumption issues (fuel, not the other stuff!!) I dropped down to 150 on the dynojet main and leaned out the float a little more. Success!! Bike's now getting around5l/100km - closer to what it should be. Thanks for the advice everyone!

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Old 04-11-2010, 07:39 AM   #33633
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Glad to hear you've gotten it figured out.


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Hi all

Just a heads-up on my consumption issues (fuel, not the other stuff!!) I dropped down to 150 on the dynojet main and leaned out the float a little more. Success!! Bike's now getting around5l/100km - closer to what it should be. Thanks for the advice everyone!

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Old 04-11-2010, 08:22 AM   #33634
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I am getting old for sure. My leathers hang in the closet no more weekend road racing for me, can't afford to get hurt and don't heal like I used to.

I still corner as hard as I can on that DR when the road gets real twisty. If I can cruise at 75 or even 65 the road isn't that twisty to start with. I get into it when I hit the 10 and 20 mph corners, and I ride faster on dirt than pavement.

Doing what I do for a living the past 6 years may of had some impact on my willingness to take risks as well.

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That, my friend, is called "motorcycling"...and it is never a waste.



I was the OP on the "age" thing. But, I only brought-it-up because of the whole "55-65 M.P.G." thing.

I am 39, just like you. So, I consider you a youngster.

Now, the guy who posted this stuff...He is gettin' old...










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Old 04-11-2010, 10:04 AM   #33635
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All this recent talk about NSU's and my odometer just clocking 10 k I decided its about time. Well the screws were still nipped up but now their loctited and lockwired (no way these buggers are moving) And I'll be able to sleep peacefully.

The teflon tube is to protect the wiring
I know this is 205, and sorry for the redundant question...but SOMEWHERE in this megathread, is the actual size/pitch for the NSU screws so I can pre-purchase and drill them beforehand.

Anyone?

Thanks for you help....
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Old 04-11-2010, 10:48 AM   #33636
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NSU screws

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I know this is 205, and sorry for the redundant question...but SOMEWHERE in this megathread, is the actual size/pitch for the NSU screws so I can pre-purchase and drill them beforehand.

Anyone?
M5 x 20mm
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Old 04-11-2010, 05:41 PM   #33637
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tobbik.... nice simple mod. Thx for posting. This sort of minor mod helps to not overthink (at least for me) solutions.

Enjoy!
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Old 04-11-2010, 06:06 PM   #33638
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Doh! Yeah, I forgot about posting that because I usually get the best info here. But that makes sense to help the clutch disengage. Thanks!
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Old 04-11-2010, 06:09 PM   #33639
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I know this is 205, and sorry for the redundant question...but SOMEWHERE in this megathread, is the actual size/pitch for the NSU screws so I can pre-purchase and drill them beforehand.

Anyone?

Thanks for you help....
To make it easy, they are the same size as replacement screws for the carb when you put in the Dyna kit...
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Old 04-11-2010, 06:17 PM   #33640
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Undo the bolt from the end and wind it up with a screwdriver.
Put it back in position in the head with the new gasket/sealer whilst still holding the screwdriver.
Put the bolts in to hold it in whilst still holding the screwdriver.
Tension the 2 bolts.
Slowly let the screwdriver unwind.
Put the bolt in the cap.
This might be a dumb question, but do I need to unwind it or anything before I take it off or can I just undo the two bolts and carefully pull it off. The reinstallation description makes sense to me, I just have this vision of springs flying everywhere when I take it off...
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Old 04-11-2010, 06:39 PM   #33641
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M5 x 20mm
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Old 04-11-2010, 07:10 PM   #33642
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This might be a dumb question, but do I need to unwind it or anything before I take it off or can I just undo the two bolts and carefully pull it off. The reinstallation description makes sense to me, I just have this vision of springs flying everywhere when I take it off...


Remove the two hex bolts at the left and right of the tensioner.
Slide out the tensioner. The tensioner is self adjusting, so it should extend as you remove it.
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Old 04-11-2010, 07:22 PM   #33643
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Remove the two hex bolts at the left and right of the tensioner.
Slide out the tensioner. The tensioner is self adjusting, so it should extend as you remove it.
I'll also add that the tensioner is self contained. It all comes off in one piece. No flying springs or anything.
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Old 04-11-2010, 07:26 PM   #33644
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Remove the two hex bolts at the left and right of the tensioner. Slide out the tensioner. The tensioner is self adjusting, so it should extend as you remove it.
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I'll also add that the tensioner is self contained. It all comes off in one piece. No flying springs or anything.
Thanks for the clarification!
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Old 04-11-2010, 08:45 PM   #33645
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todays mileage: nice mix of dirt road and tar, with a small amount of trail thrown in. Lots of throttle and wheelies and hanging it out in the corners.

105 miles, 2.3 gallons of 93 0ctane. 45.6 mpg not bad IMO.

Continued for a total of 140 miles of Berkshire delight. (the stock seat didn't bother me either)
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